Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's your guide to the races that will be decided by today's vote.
Nearly all voters are aware that it's a Presidential election year — and in an effort to inform local voters of the other [so-called "down-ticket"] races on the ballot, here's the run-down of who's running for what — and information on the town referenda items. Polls are open until 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 6. For polling location info, see Where Is Your Polling Place? LOCAL: Johnston Mayor: Three-term Mayor Joseph M. Polisena (D) faces challenger Peter A. Filippi (R). Town Council, Ward 2: Melvin Steppo Jr. (I) Anthony Verardo (D) Town Councilman Ernest Pitochelli declined to run for reelection this year. Town Council, Ward 4: Incumbent Council President Robert V. Russo (D) is challenged by Robert Matteo (R) Johnston Referenda Items: …
Patch will have a team of editors in our Patch communities covering Tuesday's election in real-time in our live blog.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After more than a year of hype, hundreds of speeches and millions spent on campaign ads, the 2012 election is finally here — and Patch is covering it live in a real-time Election Day Blog. We will have more than a dozen editors throughout Rhode Island in our Patch communities on Tuesday, talking to voters, election officials and others — and providing updates and results in the blog from 2 p.m. until the final races are called. We also want to hear from you, so make sure your post a comment in the blog. Tell us how you voted for and why; share your experiences at the polls; or just weigh in on the big election of 2012. The Election Day blog will launch around 2 p.m. Tuesday...but you can sign up now to receive an email alert once the blog …
Rhode Island's Democratic and Republican political influencers take part in our final survey before election day.
In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. Patch surveyed 53 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking regardless of their partisan preference, which presidential campaign do you think has run the better "ground game" campaign during the general election in Rhode Island? Among those who responded, 55.6% of Democrats said Barack Obama has run the better ground campaign by a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind who to vote for?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Obama at 48 percent and Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the ballot. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and Tuesday? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Here's where to find the info you need if you're voting in Johnston tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Election Day 2012 — here's your guide to local polling places and the new Voter ID law. Schools in Johnston will be closed, since they serve as polling places in town. Polls are open until 8 pm in Johnston on Tuesday. Here's a quick run-down of tomorrow's election, including where you can find your local polling place: Where do I vote? See the chart below to find your polling place; visit the RI Secretary of State's Voter Information website to see which voting district is yours, and to view sample ballots. Notes: * Pell Manor is the new polling place for those who previously voted at the American Postal Workers union hall on Plainfield Street. † Ferri Middle school is the new polling place for those who previously voted at …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Johnston.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, JohnstonPatch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Candidates: Be sure to complete our Candidate Survey to provide your information to Johnston voters. [Names in blue have already completed our survey.] Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates. LOCAL: Johnston Mayor: Mayor Joseph M. Polisena (D) Peter A. Filippi (R) Town Council, Ward 2: Melvin Steppo Jr. (I) Anthony Verardo (D) Town Council, Ward 4: Council President Robert V. Russo (D) Robert Matteo (R) Johnston Referenda Items: Question 10: Term Limits for Mayor Question 11: Road Repair …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Next Tuesday is Election Day — how to see what's on the ballot is at the top of the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 1, 2012.
1. A Few Days Left: After all the debates, advertisements, and polls, it's nearly here — Election Day 2012. Check out the JohnstonPatch Election Guide to find out who's running and what's on the ballot this year. 2. Inform Voters: If you're a candidate for office in Johnston, be sure you complete our online Candidate Survey — it takes just a few minutes, and includes an option to upload photos and video. 3. Library Activity: Ms. Melyssa hosts art at Marian J. Mohr Library for kids in grades 7 and up starting at 3:30 pm. 4. Updates: Let JohnstonPatch keep you updated with email alerts whenever we post new articles on the site. Easy newsletter sign-up here. 5. Weather in 10 Words: Mostly cloudy with morning fog. No rain expected, for once.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The newest health club in Johnston, a look back 50 years, and Patch Halloween contests chime in on the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Oct. 23, 2012.
1. Muscles: Planet Fitness recently opened up where Shaw's used-tah-be [Ocean State Job Lot is there, too], and they're offering a $10-per-month membership. You can comparison shop by checking out all of the fitness clubs in the JohnstonPatch Directory. 2. Missiles: You may have heard Bob Schieffer mention the Cuban Missile Crisis in his opening remarks at Monday night's final Presidential Debate — but how much do you really know about this major event? Lucky for you, the Johnston Historical Society is hosting Dr. Gary L. Hylander from Stonehill College for a presentation tonight at 7 at The Little Inn. Admission is free, cash bar before the lecture. 3. Masks: And costumes, and carvings — Patch has two great ways to show off your …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the third and final presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Here's how Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats reacted.
As we entered the final presidential debate Monday night, both parties were looking for a clear victory. But according to our Rhode Island political influencers, neither party felt their candidate was the dominant winner in the debate. That's the major finding of the Red and Blue Rhody flash poll sent out to local political influencers immediately after the debate ended Monday night. For the third and final time President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney came face-to-face for a presidential debate on Monday night in Florida. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida with CBS's Bob Schieffer moderating the debate. The format for the debate was identical to the first presidential debate …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tomorrow, Oct. 23, marks two weeks until Election Day — did the last Presidential debate have any effect on who's going to get your vote?
The earlier debates have been dissected and discussed — and with tonight's final meeting between President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, it's most likely the last chance before Election Day to see the two men at the same table. Political commentators called the first debate for Romney and gave the edge to Mr. Obama in the second meeting, held last Tuesday. JohnstonPatch Asks You: Who do you think did better during tonight's debate? Did President Obama prove that he's got what it takes on the world stage? Or did Mitt Romney describe the American role in the world that you wanted to hear? If you were still undecided, did this debate make up your mind? Who do you think will get your vote? Post your comments and have …